King Harbor Boat Fires Thanksgiving

By Aaron Castrejon
November 29, 2013

Fire fighters battled extensive boat fires in King Harbor Marina Thanksgiving evening, officials reported.

Fire fighters with the Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach fire departments responded to the fires around 6:51 p.m. A Harbor Patrol boat and 18 fire personnel responded to the “I” Dock and found two vessels well involved with fire spreading to adjacent boats, said Robert Rappaport, fire chief with the Redondo Beach Fire Department.

The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes. No injures were reported, Rappaport said.

The two boats, a power boat and sail boat, suffered heavy damage, while two additional boats suffered fire exposure damage. Initial assessments estimate a loss of $80,000. The cause is under investigation, Rappaport said.

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Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach

by Aaron Castrejon , November 29, 2013

About jw60sea

Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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